La Leche League Edinburgh is delighted to celebrate a year of virtual breastfeeding groups
Online breastfeeding support for families in covid lockdown reaches one year of providing vital support. Mothers say the groups have made their lives richer in tough circumstances for new parents. La Leche League Edinburgh moved its meetings online at the start of the pandemic and has now clocked up 9090 minutes of online breastfeeding groups.
The group meets every Friday at 10.30am and 8pm and has done so every week since the 27th March 2020. Only allowing themselves to take Christmas Day and New Year’s Day morning off.
La Leche League, which is run by volunteers, offers mother to mother, parent to parent, breastfeeding support to all those who are pregnant or have experience breastfeeding. Every meeting is facilitated by skilled breastfeeding counsellors (LLL Leaders) who are internationally accredited with La Leche League International.
10-20 parents have attended each session during the year, totalling over 350 families that have been supported.